May your holidays be merrier!

In the spirit of the holiday seasons, I hope that some of you may benefit from the following:

Free stuff for seniors 60+:  Free mattress, box spring, refrigerator, stove, and other appliances or up to $500 are being given out by Area Agency on Aging for any senior 60 years or older, regardless of income.   Must be a resident of Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca or Wyandot counties, Ohio.  Call 800.860.5799 or 419.524.4144 or access online at Area Agency on Aging.  They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  I’d call them ASAP.  Quantities limited, expires 12/31/2014.

For everyone,

  • Catholic Charities in Mansfield, Ohio has funds remaining this year for payment of medical expenses, medication, medical supplies or equipment for those struggling financially.  Contact them at 419.524.0733 or access online at Catholic Charities.
  • Access the website Need Help Paying Bills and then plug in the State & local program for your locale.
  • If you are too embarrassed to see for what you qualify as far as financial assistance in Ohio, check out this site:  Ohio Benefit Bank or for non-ohio residents, go to The Benefit Bank.  Get info from job and family services, Obamacare, etc.


“I Love My Job!” interview with Doug Theaker on WMFD-TV

Brian Flick of Mills Mills Fiely & Lucas, a state-wide Ohio firm, and I talked to Doug Theaker of WMFD-TV recently about debt relief.  Brian and I have been working together on cases for the last few years based upon our common training from Max Gardner, a SuperLawyer for Bankruptcy-related law.  Most lawyers are either foreclosure defense or bankruptcy but Brian and I focus on both types of law, which result in highly favorable results for our clients.  Here is that program:  (You may need to give the video program permission to run on your browser.)